Gifts at Work

Gifts to the Library touch every program, scholar, and student at Illinois.

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Millionth Volumes Exhibit Now on Display

With each millionth book purchased by the University Library, tradition demands that a specially selected volume commemorate the milestone.

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Timothy Cole

Math Librarian Receives Professorship in Interdisciplinary Research

The professorship was established with a gift from longtime Library Friend Allen Avner in November 2017. Cole will carry out research in fields connected to the application of information technologies in interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary fields of research.

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Newton Manuscript

Library Acquires 17th Century Sir Isaac Newton Manuscript

Through the generosity of Library Friends Jim and Lionelle Elsesser of Saint Louis, Missouri, the University Library now holds a treasured manuscript by one of the most influential scientists of all time—Sir Isaac Newton. Opus Galli Anonymi (Work of an Anonymous Frenchman), penned in the 1690s, is Newton’s unpublished Latin translation of French instructions for […]

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